SANTA MARÍA DEL MARJordi Bretcha, Rafael Callisaya andXavier Mestre
CONTENTS• RIBERA DISTRICT• CHARACTERISTICS• HISTORY OF SANTA MARIA DEL MAR• ARCHITECTURE OF THE CHURCH• ARCHITECTURE: GEOMETRY• SPECIAL WINDOWS• LITERATURE• CONCLUSIONS
RIBERA DISTRICT• It is situated out of the original city wall.• Santa Maria del Mar, the basilica• There were artisans, merchants, guilds…• Half of it was destroyed in 1714 .• The Palau de la Música is in this district
CHARACTERISTICS• It’s an icon of Catalan Gothic• It has space and it is simple• Great light and acoustic
HISTORY• Built between 1329 – 1383• Situated under roman necropolis• Damaged and restored several times (Fire,earchquake, etc.)
ARCHITECTURE• CATALAN GOTHIC- Space and volume- Octagonal bell tower- Simplicity• Geometry• Stained glass windows
ARCHITECTURE: GEOMETRY• The plant has three naves with an ambulatory• The square is used like a pattern.• Octogonal bell tower, and octogonal pillars.
WINDOWS• ROSETTE• A LOT OF COLOURS• SPECIAL LIGHTING
LITERATURE• A novelist called Ildefonso Falcones wrote abestseller based on it’s construction and theXIV power wars.
CONCLUSIONS• Santa Maria del Mar is the second churchmore important in Barcelona.• It is important because it was built by theneighboors and promoted by the nobility.• Nowadays the basilica is an important turisticplace in Barcelona.
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